Two on gun related charges
Police have arrested two men in connection with several incidents involving the theft of sums of cash from vehicles in the Southern Division.
Sherwin Alexander, 39, of Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots, and Christopher Hoyte, 35, of John Jules Trace, Fyzabad, were arrested on Monday during an anti-crime exercise.
They were charged with possession of ammunition after a search of their vehicle was conducted and a quantity of ammunition found.
The Police Service said in a statement yesterday that further investigations revealed that the suspects were also involved in a string of thefts that had been reported in San Fernando.
They were subsequently charged for larceny last week Friday.
They appeared virtually in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Each was placed on bail with a surety of $180,000 on the possession of ammunition charge and bail with a surety of $180,000 for the charge of larceny.
In one incident, the victim parked and secured his vehicle at a compound in San Fernando. The victim discovered the right rear window had been smashed when he returned to the vehicle.
Subsequent checks revealed that a quantity of cash was also missing.
In another incident, the victim went to a bank located in San Fernando and cashed a cheque.
He returned to his vehicle and placed the cash under the right sun visor, secured the vehicle and proceeded to another bank in the area.
He returned to the vehicle later that day and discovered the left front window smashed and the cash missing.
Police are appealing to citizens to be vigilant, especially when conducting bank transactions and to refrain from leaving valuables, including sums of cash in parked vehicles.
The exercise was headed by ASP Ali Mohammed and coordinated by acting Insp Teeluck and involved Sgt Wilkinson as well as members of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Southern Division Task Force (SDTF) and San Fernando Police Station.
Security guard charged with sexual assault of minor
A 23-year-old security officer has been charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor. He was arrested on Wednesday and was expected to appear in court yesterday.
The 16-year-old victim told police the accused took her to a location where they engaged in sexual activities.
A report was subsequently made to CPU officers in February 2019 and an investigation resulted in the man’s arrest.
The suspect, of Fyzabad, was due to appear before a magistrate in the Siparia court yesterday.
The investigation was headed by acting Supt Natasha George, acting ASP Sookdeo and supervised by acting Inspector Roberts.
Also involved in the investigation was acting Cpl Renn-Lashley of the South Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU)
4 charged after guns,
ammo, drugs seized
Four people, among them a woman, are to answer gun, ammo and drug charges after police raided a house at Taitt Madoo Road,Freeport
Police said Kevin Samuel, 28, was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition while Kirdy Ramdhany, 24, was charged with possession of marijuana.
Two other persons present at the residence— Kelly Mohammed, 21, and Brandon Samuel, 26, were also arrested.
The four were jointly charged with possession of firearms and ammunition.
Police said in a statement they met two of the suspects in the yard of the residence upon
execution of the warrant.
They were allegedly searched and one Glock 17 pistol with 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition was found on
one of the suspects.
A quantity of marijuana— 317 grammes was was found on the other suspect.
One pistol with three rounds of 7.62 ammunition was found in the house.
The warrant was executed by PC Ramjattan and others
Rigger on firearm charge
One man is expected to appear before the Point Fortin Magistrates’
Court charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Police said on Wednesday around 5,20 am, Insp Mathura, Cpl Carter,
PC Jimdar and a party of officers went to the home of a 43-year-old
Rigger of Pier Road, La-Brea and did a search.
The officers discovered one Glock pistol with two magazines and 13 rounds of ammunition under a cupboard in a bedroom.
Barry Sobers was arrested and taken to the Fyzabad Police Station.
He wasexpected to appear before Magistrate Alicia Chankar yesterday